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Got heavy metals?

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Sep 12, 2010

Urban gardens have become a popular pastime for city dwellers looking to add a touch of beauty and tasty delight into their lives. However, the chances of toxins lurking below your...


10 Tips for Gardening with a Bad Back

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Sep 12, 2010

Gardening is a favorite pastime of many Americans. It is an opportunity to breathe fresh air, beautify your home and exercise your muscles. Back pain, however, can take the joy out...


14 Ways to Prevent House Fires

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Sep 06, 2010

Hazardous home conditions and a lack of awareness have made house fires and burns into the third most common cause of death in American homes, after falling and poisoning. More than...


Use a Mattress Encasement for Bed Bug Prevention

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

Bed bugs are a non-discriminating pest. They live in residences of all kinds – large and small, expensive and cheap – and can cause real problems if not dealt with in a proactive...


How to Find and Eliminate Bed Bugs

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

If you’ve ever woken up with a line of small red bites on your skin, you’ve probably been the victim of bedbugs. These tiny, annoying critters are like little vampires...


Non-Skid Paint

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Aug 05, 2010

Have you ever lost your footing on slippery ground? It’s not a pleasant experience. For most people it is simply embarrassing, but for others it can be dangerous. A bad fall can leave...


How to Choose the Right Circuit Breaker

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Mar 01, 2010

Circuit breakers are a very important part of electrical safety. They control the amount of electricity that is allowed to flow through a building's wiring system. If your building...


Updated 2010 HVAC Tax Credits

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Feb 25, 2010

There's good news this year for America's growing crowd of environmentally conscious patrons: You can actually get tax credits for purchasing green electrical appliances! President...


Which light bulbs are the most energy-efficient?

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Feb 17, 2010

There are two main types of commercially available energy-efficient light bulbs: LEDs and CFLs. Both are better than traditional incandescent light bulbs when it comes to energy efficiency,...


Identifying and Preventing Pantry Moths

Posted by Sirena Rubinoff | Feb 17, 2010

No one wants to share their living and eating space with bugs and other pests, but invitation or not, these critters have a way of making our homes into their homes. Pantry moths...